1920s London, a brutal and bloodthirsty murder has stained the plush carpets of a London townhouse. Victim is the glamorous, rich Emily French. Evidence points to Leonard Vole, a young chancer to whom the heiress left her vast fortune and who ruthlessly took her life. That’s what Emily’s housekeeper Janet McIntyre stands by in court. Leonard is adamant his partner, Romaine, can prove his innocence, representing Leonard his solicitor John Mayhew and King's Counsel, Sir Charles Carter KC.